Friday, October 7, 2011

LOOOONG time no Post!

It has been FOREVER since I have posted on here...Talk about a slacker.

I'm going to try and post a few things I have been meaning to get on here since the start of the year over the next week! Here is what we have been working on!

First I wanted to share a little activity we did at the start of the year. We have been doing a few author studies in my class. We learned about monarch butterflies which I used Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" for. Then we read some of his other amazing books.

One of my teacher friends has a video about how he makes his art but I'm sure you could do it without the video. It talks about how he creates these big pages of pattern paper to use. He creates different colors and patterns. Sometimes with an idea in mind and sometimes just to paint. When he has all his pages done he cuts them and lays them out as whatever is in his book.

So I had all my kids paint pattern pages with their water colors. Then we cut them in half and they chose 2 patterns to make an animal out of.

Here is how they turned out!

After we made the animals each kid wrote a story about them to put in their writing folder for the end of the year too!